Play Ukulele By Ear: 3 Questions With Tim Mann

Play Ukulele By Ear: 3 Questions With Tim Mann
Jim D’Ville asks Tim Mann three great questions:

1. Do you see the ukulele as primarily an accompaniment instrument to your singing or are you also exploring instrumental possibilities?

2. Are there advantages to learning ukulele first before tackling the guitar?

3. Some ukulele players seem to suffer from LGS (Little Guitar Syndrome), which is a morbid aversion to guitar players. How do you rationalize playing both instruments?

Great interview!

Ukulele Beatles Fun!

The title of this Website says it like it is! Got a few minutes to kill – just you, your uke and the Internet – then give Ukulele Beatles Fun! a try.

My suggestion is to ignore the fretboard and follow the chords and words at the top. In my opinion the fretboard uses some different versions of a few chords. Might be worth learning those, too, sometime.

The important thing is to crank up the speakers and just have fun!

Scoop: Record attempt at NZ’s Largest Ukulele Orchestra

Scoop: Record attempt at NZ’s Largest Ukulele Orchestra

There is ‘an attempt to set a new NZ record for the LARGEST UKULELE ORCHESTRA this May during the annual NZ Music Month Festival CHARTFEST 2010, May 28 in the Christchurch Town Hall Complex.’

‘The official World Record is held by New Zealand, with 1120 people strumming in unison at the NZ Ukulele festival on November 21, 2009.
“We will attempt to beat this record at CHARTFEST in the James Hay Theatre at 3.45pm on Friday, May 28,” ‘